Great White Egret - R.Torridge

First spotted early in yesterday afternoon(07/12/12), standing on water's edge of the Torridge between Landkey and Bideford, but no chance to examine because we were in a hurry to  be somewhere!  On return journey a couple of hours later the bird was still in the same area and standing conveniently near three Little Egrets and  a group of seven Black-headed Gulls.  We have previously had fleeting views on the lower part of the estuary, but never been able to confirm the identification because of distance/poor light and/or lack of binoculars.  .

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 4:28 pm by Tony Mercer in Bird News